General chatter - Saw 4 Biggest Loser contestants today!




rachinma
04-19-2010, 07:11 PM
I went to the Boston Marathon today to watch a friend run her first 26.2. I saw four contestants from The Biggest Loser:

Daniel & a blonde that I recognized but forget her name
Tracey
Rudy -- he waved at me and smiled! :-)

I guess Ali Vincent ran it, too.

It was funny to see them.


saef
04-19-2010, 08:30 PM
Was that Tara you saw, I wonder? The blonde, I mean? My favorite Biggest Loser contestant of all time? She's a runner.

How did they all look?

midwife
04-19-2010, 10:33 PM
I don't watch the Biggest Loser (I think I'm the only American who doesn't!) but I was curious about your friend. I thought one had to run a qualifying time in another marathon in order to sign up for Boston. This was her first one? Do you know how she got in?


SisuInWI
04-19-2010, 10:36 PM
So cool! I Love The Biggest Loser!!

rachinma
04-20-2010, 12:54 PM
Most of the people who run Boston Marathon now do not have a qualifying time. (Maybe not *most*, but most of the people I know.) I think qualifying is really difficult.

But if you raise a certain amount for charity, you can run the race. I think my friend raised close to $4K for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

rachinma
04-20-2010, 12:58 PM
Was that Tara you saw, I wonder? The blonde, I mean? My favorite Biggest Loser contestant of all time? She's a runner.

How did they all look?

Not Tara. I recognized her profile, but just can't place it. It wasn't his girlfriend Rebecca.

They looked pretty good (physique-wise), but were walking at mile 23. I don't think any of them got finishing times, as they stop tracking at a certain point.

midwife
04-20-2010, 03:48 PM
I think qualifying is really difficult.
.

Indeed it is! That's great your friend raised money for such a good cause.

MamaP
04-20-2010, 04:56 PM
This article ~ http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/marathon10/2010/04/14/former-biggest-loser-contestants-running/ ~ says Ali Vincent (Season 5 winner), Mark and Jay Kruger (Season 5), Rebecca Meyer (Season 8), Danny Cahill and Rudy Pauls were there, along with Tracy.

rachinma
04-20-2010, 10:14 PM
This article ~ http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/marathon10/2010/04/14/former-biggest-loser-contestants-running/ ~ says Ali Vincent (Season 5 winner), Mark and Jay Kruger (Season 5), Rebecca Meyer (Season 8), Danny Cahill and Rudy Pauls were there, along with Tracy.
Cool, thanks! I thought it might have been Rebecca, but to be honest, she looked so thin on TV after the season ended that I thought it couldn't be her. She wasn't all that small in person. Definitely fit, but not as small as she looked in all the TV footage.

saef
04-20-2010, 10:16 PM
I don't think of Rebecca as a blonde, because she wasn't during the course of the show, but she showed up at the finale as a blonde (and somewhat unhinged with excitement). So I should have remembered that.